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All About M.E. | The Revival of Retro Sneakers

When it comes to Men's Essentials (M.E.), head back to the future with a pair of new nostalgia-laced sneakers.

Sean McIntyreby Sean McIntyre
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“1.21 gigawatts! 1.21 gigawatts. Great Scott!” Traveling back in time in a DeLorean is pretty kickass, but those of us who don’t have plutonium can relive the past through the latest menswear collections. The biggest comeback is retro sneakers.

Brooks Running Company has been around for over 100 years making quality sneakers. In the 70s and 80s the company soared in popularity with its Vanguard and Chariot shoes. Then in the 90s the company launched its famous Mojo shoe.

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Now, Brooks launched Brooks Heritage, which is bringing back these popular styles. Hailing from the 70s running boom era, the Vanguard offers clean lines, rich colors, and its famous T-toe. Its quality materials are fashion forward and embody its past.

INTERIOR-Brooks(L) Vanguard Heritage, $74.99,  and (R) Chariot Heritage, $51.99,  both by Brooks.

The Chariot, known as the most worn running shoes by runners in the 80s, showcase high-tech features like a medial wedge for pronation control, molded tri-layer cushioning, and a solid rubber outsole. Perfect for a run down memory lane.

During a time of innovation in footwear technology, the 90s brought forth the Mojo. This lightweight and versatile trainer offers unparalleled cushioning, support, and performance. The shoe will make its debut from the past on July 15th.

Apart from Brooks, brands like Adidas, New Balance, and Nike offer styles that are a blast from the past.